California Civil Code § 3342 addresses the liability of dog owners when attacks occur. Unlike dog bite laws in other states that implement a “one bite rule” that protects the owners of dogs that have never bitten anyone before, California implements strict liability for dog bites.
According to an article written by Los Angeles Times and published in Los Angeles County Department of Public Health most common breads involved in attacks are:
- Pit Bulls
- German Shepherds
It is always the dog owner’s duty to make sure you aren’t bitten or attacked by his dog. To help prevent dog bite injuries, owners have a responsibility to make sure their pets are trained and socialized—this includes keeping their dog’s vaccinations up-to-date and making sure they are properly restrained at all times.
We handle all of our Dog Bite and Animal Attack cases on a contingent fee basis. This means you pay a legal fee only if we are successful on your behalf. If you have suffered a serious injury, you need the best.